Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Is Orren Boyle running GM?

Atlas Shrugged is kind of like 1984, Animal Farm, Brave New World, and Lord of the Flies. These are books that show what yucky things can happen to a country when folks aren't paying attention, or aren't paying attention to the right things. There's been a lot of 1984 in the post-9/11 US of A, but the 2008 crash and subsequent government response are basically a 300 million man reenactment of Atlas Shrugged. I half expect to find in a few years' time that a few hundred Austrian Economists have been lead to a gulch by Ron Paul and his wacky followers. As the interesting dude I met downtown said after predicting a massive earth quake on Christmas, "hopefully I'm wrong."

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